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‘Ghost’ Object Appears-Disappears on Titan




L’ombelico di Titano



Europa Erupts! Possible Geyser of Water Seen on Jupiter’s Moon

So just the presence of water under Europa’s surface is exciting. But life also needs energy, and it needs raw materials. The fact that these geysers exist shows that plenty of energy is being pumped into the moon; it takes substantial power to blast water that high off the surface. It also indicates the surface and the ocean underneath interact with each other, which means raw material for life are available. Jupiter’s fierce magnetic field produces radiation, which reacts with molecules on the surface of Europa to create simple organic compounds

(bad astronomy)



A Super Ball Bot for Titan



Both today, on the Optics Picture of the Day and on Bad Astronomy.



(via Bad Astronomy)

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(fonte: NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center)

Cosmography of the Local Universe from Daniel Pomarède on Vimeo.

(via: Universe Today)

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